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Newsletter Vol. 6

Newsletter Vol. 6


Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
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The 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit environment-themed film festival organized by local grassroots environmental organization, EcoKnights. In the last eight years, the Festival has reached out to more than 90,000 Malaysians through its free film screening, roadshows, collaboration with other partners, and engaging programs such as workshops, talks and lectures, and exhibition. Throughout its course, the KLEFF has supported and promoted local and international NGOs in their conservation and environmental efforts to more Malaysians. The KLEFF’s aim is to create and maintain a platform in which environmentalist, the public, government agencies, and corporate players can converge and share and communicate with each other to address solutions for pressing environmental issues. More information about KLEFF can be obtained from


The KLEFF is a volunteer run environment-themed annual film festival initiated in 2008. Throughout its course it supported and promoted a variety of environment-themed exhibition, a green marketplace (Green Market), and performing arts. It has also hosted a wide variety of open-to-public workshops, such as workshops on green technology, upcycled arts and craft for children, urban farming and permaculture, career development and more. Our aim is to create and maintain an interactive relationship between the artists and the workshops’ participants and to provide the artists with a forum to communicate their work and share their creativity. Now, for the 9th consecutive year, we invite NGOs, social enterprises, corporate organizations, technology companies and arts organizations to participate and be part of the KLEFF movement by checking out the application guidelines, and submit your application today.

Application to conduct a workshop at KLEFF

Click here to apply to be a vendor at the Green Market at KLEFF



Be a part of the local creative environmental movement and volunteer with the 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival. For three days, October 14-16, 2016, the Festival welcomes film enthusiasts and supporters of environmental movements from around the world to celebrate the best of environmental films. We need an amazing team of volunteers to make the Festival a memorable and remarkable experience for all. The Festival aspires to encourage Malaysians from all walks of life to take positive steps towards a better environment through the wide range of activities, and film screenings organized. Get involved, meet new people, and discover local and international film makers that are championing environmental issues through films.

If you’re not sure where to start, download the Volunteer Guide Book here


We are now calling for partners and sponsors for the 9th KLEFF and do hope that you can help us spread the word out.

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is Malaysia’s longest serving environmental platform encompassing film premieres, free community events, industry and hospitality programs, VIP opportunities, and a wide range of performances and events.

With thousands of attendees annually and millions of media impressions, the Festival has become a destination for brands to achieve consumer marketing objectives that only a Kuala Lumpur based edutainment platform can offer. In 2016, the Festival will continue to find new ways to engage with audiences within Kuala Lumpur and around the globe. We look forward to engaging with our partners, new and returning for #KLEFF2016.

Download the Open Letter for Sponsorship here

Download the 2016 Sponsorship and Info Kit here


Now in its 9th year, the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, produced by environmental NGO, EcoKnights features environment-themed documentary, feature, animated, archival, and experimental and children’s films from around the world. KLEFF showcases ground breaking films, traversing the relationship between humans and their environments, challenging the way people think about the natural world and inspiring them to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues. The films will be shown at various venues around Kuala Lumpur, including art spaces, cafes, universities, high schools, corporate officers and community theatres. Filmmakers and special guests will discuss their work at the festival. Most screenings are free to the public and include discussion with filmmakers or scientists on emerging environmental concerns and issues.

The Festival’s signature programs include the Green Market, Film Making Workshops, the KLEFF Awards Night, Green Vibes and more. The Festival hosts a number of juried cash awards, as well as audience awards.

The KLEFF’s official host venue is Publika Solaris. More information can be found at


EcoKnights® is a non-profit environmental organization that champions sustainable living and supports a community of film makers, and environmentalist who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. EcoKnights’ Board of Committee Members, staff and constituents is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. EcoKnights serves the community through development-led interventions from education and awareness programs to research; and public participation programs to consultation. EK’s partners range from government agencies and communities to corporate agencies and NGOs. For more information about EcoKnights, log on to

For further information, kindly contact:
Fadly Bakhtiar, Festival Director,, +6017 227 9270.

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The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is organized by EcoKnights, a non-for-profit environmental organization registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia. EcoKnights’ core focus areas are in environmental education and awareness using innovative and creative platforms such as the KLEFF. More information about EcoKnights can be obtained from
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